She moves to the Lockwood Fox affiliate from WHNT Huntsville, Ala., following its spinoff as part of the Gray-Raycom merger.
Scott Dempsey remains GM of the group’s WBTV Charlotte and will now have oversight of WIS Columbia, S.C.; WTOC Savannah, Ga.; and WFXG Augusta, Ga.
She joins Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Augusta, Ga., from WNCT Greenville, N.C.
The head of Raycom’s Fox affiliate in Augusta, Ga., will end his broadcast television career of more than 50 years at the end of this year.
The FCC has granted Raycom Media permission to move ahead with its $18-million acquisition of WFXG Augusta, Ga. (DMA 114), a Fox affiliate it has been managing under a local marketing agreement since 2003. Raycom doesn’t own or operate any other stations in the market.
The Fox affiliate in Augusta, Ga., has been using WJBF to supply the content for its 10 p.m. newscast, but that will go to an in-house operation on Oct. 1, says station manager Barry Barth. “We’re building out a newsroom right now,”
Augusta, Ga., may be a small market, but its main newspaper, the Augusta Chronicle, is making big noise as one of the few sites to have found success with a metered paywall. Competition from local TV outlets, three of which are owned by Media General, is tepid.